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Honestly, Not Such a Good Friday

This past Wednesday, I had a thoracentesis procedure in which a needle was inserted into the pleural space between my lungs and chest wall. This procedure was done to remove excess fluid, known as a pleural effusion, from the pleural space to help me breathe easier. 823 more words

Time to Drain the Swamp

Draining the swamp is a metaphor used by American politicians, referencing actions to clean up government corruption. In my case, however, I’m referring to a treatment that involves draining the fluid from my chest cavity, either with a needle or a small tube inserted into the chest. 176 more words

Pleural Effusion

This one is more of a presentation of different diseases, rather than a disease itself.

Pleural Effusion

Definition: fluid accumulation in the pleural space.

Blood in the pleural space = … 602 more words


Thoracic Ultrasound - A's, B's and whatever's!! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

See our section on the chest within the How 2 Echo section.

Get confused with this modality…well it is extremely powerful in experienced hands and quick to do at the bedside. 64 more words


Things We Learned About Kidney Failure & Dialysis

Regarding blogging, one of the most common questions my friends ask me ~ “How can you publicly share so much about yourself?”

It wasn’t easy at first. 1,607 more words


10/7/16 Intern Morning Report - Pleural Effusion

CC: 3 days of shortness of breath

ID: 82 yo Hispanic male with HTN, DLD, DM, COPD, HFpEF with >50 pack-year smoking history presents with 3 days of shortness of breath.   236 more words

Intern Morning Report

"Are you okay?"

I get this question a lot and 9 out of 10 times, I have no idea how to answer it. Is the person concerned about how I am (physically) at this very second or are they asking a more holistic question? 894 more words